Highlands is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,426 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highlands is the 268th largest community in Texas.
Highlands is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Highlands is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highlands who work in office and administrative support (14.80%), sales jobs (12.34%), and food service (8.41%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Highlands. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Also of interest is that Highlands has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Highlands has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Highlands a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Highlands, just 10.99% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Highlands in 2018 was $24,619, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,476 for a family of four. However, Highlands contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Highlands is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Highlands home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highlands residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Highlands also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.65% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highlands include Irish, English, German, French, and Czech.
Highlands also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.54%.
The most common language spoken in Highlands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.